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Digital City 96: In-studio helicopter flight; Halo: Reach goodies; and the latest in pseudoscience

In an action-packed episode, we engage in a little live Halo: Reach multiplayer action, then Joey attempts to pilot a remote control helicopter around the confines of our broom-closet-sized studio. Hilarity ensues.

By September 13, 2010


Ep. 96: In-studio helicopter flight; Halo: Reach goodies; and the latest in pseudoscience

In what may be the craziest episode ever, Joey takes flight by piloting a model helicopter around the studio, using an iPhone app as a control pad. Virtual mayhem erupts when we take turns blasting each other in a alive Halo: Reach demo, and later, Scott describes his warm fuzzy feelings towards the NFL's handheld FanVision instant replay device.

By September 13, 2010


Watch this: Man uses torch on self, defies injury

A video making the rounds shows an eccentric "scientist" who has a penchant for theatrics using a torch in a way you would never expect.

By February 3, 2012


A cell phone case for reducing cell phone radiation

Pong Research offers a case that it says will reduce the amount of cell phone radiation that your head will absorb during a call. Surprisingly, it appears to work.

By September 16, 2011


Taking flight: Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter

We take a test flight with this iPhone-controlled spycam quadricopter.

By September 17, 2010


Scenes from the NYC Halo: Reach launch

Check out our launch event gallery to see the fans in line (when we were there, the line snaked around three sides of a city block), plus several life-size Halo statues on display.

By September 13, 2010


The final word on Halo: Reach

After a decade of games, the Halo franchise comes to a close with Halo: Reach.

By September 14, 2010


Stem cell order tests science-politics relationship

Democrats charged during the Bush administration that science research became politicized. Obama's presidential memorandum signed this week promises to avoid that pitfall. Will it work?

By March 10, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 918: The incredible, edible car

Within 15 years, cars will be made of seaweed. But will they be edible? That's your next task, auto industry. We also make book recommendations, give medical advice, and generally just try to help. Oh, and we talk about exploding donut factories.

By February 25, 2009


DNA dating site predicts chemical romance

A DNA-based matchmaking service claims to hook up couples who will share an aromatic attraction.

By December 17, 2007